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Additional Exhibition Opportunities

Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) is far from the only regional venue to exhibit the work of contemporary artists – visit this page often to learn about additional exhibition opportunities in the surrounding areas.

Exhibitions are organized by the month in which they open, but application deadlines are highlighted in bold.

Listings will update as MMoA staff members hear about new information! If you know of any calls to artists you wish to share, please reach out to Assistant Curator Amelia Onorato at / 860.536.7601 x 212

For opportunities on a national (rather than regional) scale, the following websites are wonderful resources:

  • SIDE ARTS is an online portal for artists seeking exhibition opportunities. Artists may subscribe to receive email updates
  • Professional Artist Magazine: often updates with links to exhibition opportunities both with and without fees

May 2023

Mystic Visitor Center: Art of Mystic
Spring – Fall 2023
Downtown Mystic

Rolling Entry throughout 2023

Last year The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) opened the Visitor Center in the heart of Downtown Mystic with a focus on the Mystic River Bascule Bridge Anniversary. Reopening February 27th, the GMCC is seeking original artwork from local artists residing in Mystic, Stonington, and Groton, with a focus on the subject of Mystic. Each artist may submit up to two pieces of art, with a size limitation of 24 inches. Artwork must be for sale, and GMCC will retain a 35% commission on any works sold.

If you are interested in submitting images, please download and fill out the linked form and speak with Bruce Flax at the Mystic Chamber office.

Entry Fee: Free!

June 2023

2023 Outdoor Summer Arts Festival in Essex, CT
June 17 & 18, 2023
Essex Town Green, Essex CT

Entry Deadline: June 3, 2023

Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2023 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival. Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.

Participation Fee: $90

July 2023

Imaginary Worlds
July 21 – September 9, 2023
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, Centerbrook, CT

Receiving Dates: July 9-13, 2023

It’s the height of Summer so let your imagination go wild.  Gallery is looking for images and scenes in all mediums including photography that explore and express only what we can dream of.  Have fun with one!

2023 New England Watercolor Society Regional Open Juried Show
October 4 – November 2, 2023
Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket, RI

Deadline: July 15, 2023

The New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) is calling for entries for the 2023 Regional Show! Over $5,000 in Awards. Open to any artist 18 years of age or older, who resides or has gallery representation in New England. Original water-media works only. Size limited to 42 inches in any direction, including outside of frame measurement.

Entry Fee: NEWS Members: $30 for 1 piece, $35 for 2, $40 for 3
Non-members: $40 for 1 piece, $45 for 2, $50 for 3

Juror: Vladislav Yeliseyev

2023 New England Regional Juried Exhibition
September 2 – 30, 2023
President’s Gallery, Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Entry Deadline: July 25, 2023

The Guild of Boston Artists seeks entries for an upcoming exhibition with over $2,500 in cash awards. The New England Regional Juried Exhibition is a juried show featuring the best of representational painting, drawing, and sculpture by regional artists who work in the realist tradition.

Entry Fee: $50

Jurors: William R. Davis, Debra Lee Valeri, Alberta Geyer

September 2023

Falling into Fall
September 22 – November 4, 2023
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, Centerbrook, CT

Receiving Dates: September 10-14, 2023

Spectrum Gallery welcomes images and scenes in all mediums that celebrate the coming of fall as we say a nostalgic good-bye to Summer.